A dentary bone that is the only bone in one of the lateral halves of the lower jaw skeleton. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandible http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_mandible ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • A dentary bone that is the only bone in one of the lateral halves of the lower jaw skeleton.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Gray176.png
editor note
  • consider merging with dentary - for now we make it a mammal-specific subclass.
external ontology notes
  • Note in ZFA 'mandible' is a syn for the ventral mandibular arch, which is a portion of the 1st pharyngeal arch; however the term 'mandibular symphysis' refers to the dentary
has broad synonym
  • lower jaw bone
  • lower jaw
has exact synonym
  • mandibulla
  • inferior maxillary bone
  • mammaliam mandible
has narrow synonym
  • lower mandibula
has related synonym
  • mandibula
  • mandibular series
id
  • UBERON:0001684
terminology notes
  • 'mandible' also refers to either the upper OR lower part of the beak in birds